Now Hiring: Franklin PD Seeking Qualified, Tennessee POST Certified Police Officers

Now through November 13, the Franklin Police Department is accepting applications from Tennessee P.O.S.T certified officers who would like to join the force.  

Under limited supervision, Franklin Police Officers patrol assigned zones while exercising responsibility for the enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare. They control traffic, prevent crime and disturbances of the peace, and arrest violators. While working under often stressful, high-risk conditions, our officers apply good independent judgment when dealing with dangerous or unusual situations, and implement safe practices and procedures.

  • Testing & interviews held December 7, 2020
  • $47,507, must be Tennessee P.O.S.T. Certified;
    $50k after completing probation.
  • Take-home car program
  • 4-day work week
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Vacation & sick leave, paid personal days, and 10 additional paid holidays
  • Annual uniform & equipment allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits

Education and Experience:
The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of an Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Franklin Police to Close Historic Downtown Neighborhood Streets on Halloween

Franklin Police Officers will be focusing on neighborhood safety as community kids gear up to trick-or-treat in less than two weeks. While it’s unclear what level of participation the community will experience, officers will be doing their part to ensure a safe, enjoyable Halloween for Franklin residents.

Due to its traditionally high volume of pedestrian activity, Franklin Police Officers will close West Main Street and Fair Street to vehicle traffic between 7th & 11th Avenues, and 9th Avenue between Natchez St. & 96W, to help make it safe for trick-or-treaters.

Closure times:
5 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, October 31
(see the map).

CDC guidance and other helpful information on safely celebrating amid a pandemic can be found here: CDC Halloween Guidance


Trick-or-treat days & times in Franklin
are set by individual neighborhoods and homeowner associations.


Statistics show that children are at higher risk of being hit by a car and seriously injured on Halloween than any other night of the year. Reasons include:

  • They often choose to take the shortest route, which may mean darting out between parked cars rather than taking the safer route of crossing at corners.
  • They are not good at evaluating potential traffic threats.
  • They are more likely to ignore their peripheral vision and are generally less attentive to their surroundings.
  • They tend to take more risks.
  • They cannot cross the street as rapidly as adults.
  • They may be distracted by other children’s costumes and actions, and home decorations.

Police encourage parents to trick-or-treat with their kids,
and to tell them that some people driving
cars may not see or slow down for them.


To search for information on registered sex offenders
living in proximity to specific geographic locations,
click to visit the Sex Offender Registry.

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@FranklinTNPD
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Franklin Police reaffirm help, hope during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For many, home is a place of love, safety, and comfort. For millions, though, it’s anything but. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, about 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the display on the lawn at Franklin Police Headquarters symbolizes the Department’s commitment to helping victims. Domestic violence perpetrated on an individual is a crime against our entire community. For help, call Franklin Police: (615) 794-2513. For shelter information, call (615) 599-5777 or click.

For the latest domestic violence statistics, visit www.domesticviolencestatistics.org.

Franklin Police Sergeant celebrated for 27 years of service; Sergeant Don Zelaya to retire, Wednesday

 

Sergeant Don Zelaya, Franklin Police Department

Today is his last day as one of Franklin’s finest. Franklin Police Sergeant Don Zelaya, best known by his friends and fellow officers as “Z” or “Z-Man,” began his 27-year career with the Franklin Police Department in 1993.

Serving as a Patrol Officer, Narcotic Detective, Narcotic Supervisor, and Patrol Supervisor during his time with the FPD, Zelaya has also done extensive work as a Special Federal Officer while on assignment to the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force, investigating serious cases across the Midstate.

Prior to joining the FPD, Sergeant Zelaya served as a police officer in Greenville, Mississippi where he was a member of their Narcotics, SWAT, Rescue, and Dive Teams between 1986 and 1991. After leaving Mississippi, Zelaya served two years with the Williamson County, Tennessee, Sheriff’s Office before joining the Franklin Police Department on August 23, 1993.

Sergeant Zelaya was named Officer of the Year by the Fraternal Order of Police for his work in a major state and federal drug investigation. His contributions to the creation and development of the Franklin Police Department’s Flex Team have been immeasurable. Z is loved and will be greatly missed by his FPD family.

Sergeant Zelaya looks forward to spending more time at home with his wife, Pam, and their two children, 24 and 16.

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Franklin Police want to reunite unclaimed bikes with their owners

The Franklin Police Department is currently holding several unclaimed bicycles that officers have found abandoned, or that citizens have turned in after finding them abandoned on private property.

If you live in the Franklin area, your bicycle has been lost or stolen in the last 12 months, and you would like to see if one of the bicycles Franklin Police are storing could be yours, contact Sgt. Aaron Compton at (615) 550-6810.

Unclaimed bicycles will be donated to a local charity in 30 days.

Registering your bicycle can help reunite you with your bike
in the event that it is lost or stolen.
Click for information on how to 
Register your Ride
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Franklin Police now hiring school crossing guards

School Patrol PromoThe Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of School Crossing Guard.

Under general supervision, School Patrol team members work part-time hours and are responsible for pedestrian safety & efficient vehicular traffic flow in assigned school zones.

The ideal applicant is assertive, tactful, and able to work in varying weather conditions.

Starting pay is $18.48/hour 

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Franklin Police now hiring school crossing guards

School Patrol PromoThe Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of School Crossing Guard.

Under general supervision, School Patrol team members work part-time hours and are responsible for pedestrian safety & efficient vehicular traffic flow in assigned school zones.

The ideal applicant is assertive, tactful, and able to work in varying weather conditions.

Starting pay is $18.48/hour 

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Schools begin reopening soon; please drive cautiously in active school zones

Starting this Friday, school zones in Franklin will become active as area kids begin heading back to school under limited-capacity plans. Officers will be vigilant in active school zones across the city, focusing on speeding drivers, improper passing, and Tennessee’s law on cell phone use. 

Franklin Police Officers will be closely monitoring bus routes and citing drivers who disregard the flashing red lights and stop signs on school buses.

Motorists should anticipate slower than usual traffic in and around school zones. To avoid being late to your destination, drivers should plan to leave earlier than usual. Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about safely crossing the street and walking through parking lots.

 

The minimum fine for
speeding in a school zone
or illegally passing a stopped school bus:
 $139.75

Drivers must be aware of & comply with traffic direction by Franklin Police School Patrol Crossing Guards. Motorists should be prepared to stop and follow their instructions.

Parents are encouraged to visit their child’s school website to familiarize themselves with drop-off and pick-up information.

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Franklin Police now hiring school crossing guards

School Patrol PromoThe Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of School Crossing Guard.

Under general supervision, School Patrol team members work part-time hours and are responsible for pedestrian safety & efficient vehicular traffic flow in assigned school zones.

The ideal applicant is assertive, tactful, and able to work in varying weather conditions.

Starting pay is $18.48/hour 

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